Baltimore plays home to a variety of legendary figures from today and beyond. From literary spook-expert and brilliant poet Edgar Allan Peo to filmmaker John Waters, to New York Knicks star Carmello Anthony, there's no shortage of legends that have called Charm City home.
Not that they weren't legends before, but now we can add two certified legends to the list as Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray enter the National Hall of Legends at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards on September 5.
The duo will join other sports legends including Babe Ruth, Johnny Unitas, Gary Williams, Art Moddell, and former Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson. They'll be officially inducted at the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation’s annual gala at the Hilton Baltimore on Wednesday, September 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cal Ripken Jr. is best known for breaking Lou Gehrig's record of 2,131 games played in a row. During his 21-year career with the Orioles, he was also a 19-time All-Star, two-time MVP, and one of eight players in baseball history to achieve both 400 home runs and 3,000 hits. Also notable was the fact that Ripken Jr. played alongside his brother Billy under the management of their dad, Cal Ripken Sr. in the late 80's/early 90's.
Eddie Murray was also a star player for the Orioles during his baseball career. In 20 seasons, Murray was an eight-time All Star and won three Gold Glove awards. He was also a teammate alongside Cal Ripken Jr. when the Orioles won the World Series Championship back in 1983.
Ripken's son, Ryan will play as a first baseman for the University of South Carolina when he begins attending in the fall this year. He was picked up in the 20th round of Major League Baseball's 2012 amateur draft by none other than the Baltimore Orioles.